Rasta church leader to sue Merced Sheriff for raiding marijuana 'church farm' – Merced Sun-Star

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Merced Sun-StarRasta church leader to sue Merced Sheriff for raiding marijuana ‘church farm’Merced Sun-StarWarnke said to the Sun-Star when asked to respond Friday. The Sugarleaf Rasta Church is a self-stated religious organization that uses marijuana — the church prefers the term “cannabis” — as a sacrament. The organization’s church in Yuba County was … Read the full article …

Residents Voice Concern Over Illegal Pot Grows in Yuba County – FOX40

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FOX40Residents Voice Concern Over Illegal Pot Grows in Yuba CountyFOX40MARYSVILLE — One by one, more than a dozen people took to the microphone Tuesday morning at the Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting, voicing their concerns about illegal marijuana farms popping up in their community. “We’re the ones that … Read the full article at: Residents Voice Concern Over …

Rastafarian pot farm in Merced County among sites targeted by deputies – Merced Sun-Star

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Rastafarian pot farm in Merced County among sites targeted by deputiesMerced Sun-StarThe outdoor site belonged to Sugarleaf Rastafarian Church, the same church that owned a farm where two Yuba County deputies were shot on Tuesday, Framstad said. Merced County does not allow more than 12 plants for those with a medical marijuana … Read the full article at: Rastafarian …

Northern California authorities seize 27,000 pot plants in 4-day raid … – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Santa Rosa Press DemocratNorthern California authorities seize 27,000 pot plants in 4-day raid …Santa Rosa Press DemocratSAN ANDREAS — More than 27,000 marijuana plants were seized and 35 people arrested in a series of raids in a California county that is trying to crack down …and more » Read the full article at: Northern California authorities seize 27,000 pot plants …

Gilroy man killed in shootout with Yuba County deputies – KSBW The Central Coast

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KSBW The Central CoastGilroy man killed in shootout with Yuba County deputiesKSBW The Central CoastHeidi Lepp launched her Sugarleaf Rastafarian Church in 2014 while Charles was serving eight years in federal prison after openly growing more than 20,000 pot plants in Lake County for what he considered religious purposes. She said she’s advised …and more » Read the full article …

Rastafarian pot farm shootout in Sacramento sparks religious-use debate – KTVU San Francisco

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KTVU San FranciscoRastafarian pot farm shootout in Sacramento sparks religious-use debateKTVU San FranciscoSACRAMENTO, Calif. (Kathleen Ronayne and Paul Elias/AP) — The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at a Rastafarian marijuana farm has drawn attention to religious use of the drug, sparking debate over whether churches …Police officer pulls colleagues to safety during a shootout at a pot …

Site of Yuba shootout has history of code violations – Chico Enterprise-Record

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Site of Yuba shootout has history of code violationsChico Enterprise-RecordOregon House >> While specific connections between Tuesday’s shooting of two Yuba County sheriff’s deputies and death of a suspect are still unknown, documents show that the property involved in the incident has been cited for marijuana cultivation. Read the full article at: Site of Yuba shootout has history …

Man killed in Yuba County shootout was marijuana garden caretaker, sheriff's office says – Sacramento Bee

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Santa Rosa Press DemocratMan killed in Yuba County shootout was marijuana garden caretaker, sheriff’s office saysSacramento BeeThe man killed in a shootout between two Yuba County sheriff’s deputies at a rural Rastafarian church Tuesday was identified as 33-year-old Mark Anthony Sanchez, the Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Sanchez was believed to be living and working as …Deputy pulls colleagues to safety during …

Two Deputies Shot in Yuba County, Suspect Killed | FOX40 – FOX40

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FOX40Two Deputies Shot in Yuba County, Suspect Killed | FOX40FOX40Two Yuba County sheriff’s deputies were shot Tuesday morning in the Oregon House area, the sheriff’s department said.Yuba County Sheriff’s Office identifies deputies injured in shootingSacramento BeeDeputies involved in Yuba officer-involved shooting identified – KRCRKRCRTV.COMYuba deputies involved in shootout identifiedChico Enterprise-RecordThe Union of Grass Valley -ABC10all 7 news articles » Read …

Federal sex crimes for Point Arena pair accused of exploiting underage girl – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Santa Rosa Press DemocratFederal sex crimes for Point Arena pair accused of exploiting underage girlSanta Rosa Press DemocratTion Makeise Foster, 21, and Monica Merlin Morales, 25, picked the girl up at a park in the community of Olivehurst near Yuba City for what was supposed to be an afternoon encounter but then took her to the Bay Area where they …

Judge sides with Yuba County in marijuana ordinance lawsuit – The Union of Grass Valley

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Judge sides with Yuba County in marijuana ordinance lawsuitThe Union of Grass ValleyA lawsuit claiming Yuba County’s ordinance on medical marijuana cultivation is unconstitutional and discriminatory was effectively dismissed by a judge Thursday. Judge Benjamin Wirtschafter granted the county’s summary motion regarding a lawsuit filed … Read the full article at: Judge sides with Yuba County in marijuana ordinance …

Yuba County Supervisors Race Gets Nasty – FOX40

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FOX40Yuba County Supervisors Race Gets NastyFOX40″Mr. Lofton shared with our graduating seniors that he is for marijuana. His vision is to see more marijuana dispensaries in our area and throughout Yuba County. His vision is not good for Yuba County families,” said the ad. Lofton was so angry he … Read the full article at: Yuba County Supervisors …

Northern California counties battle over June 7 marijuana measures – Sacramento Bee

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Sacramento BeeNorthern California counties battle over June 7 marijuana measuresSacramento BeeNevada County in 2012 approved rules allowing outdoor marijuana cultivation ranging from 75-square-foot gardens on small properties to 1,000-square-foot grows on larger parcels. Yuba County that same year passed a similar program that allowed a …and more » Read the full article at: Northern California counties battle over June 7 …

Yuba County supes uphold pot fines – The Union of Grass Valley

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Yuba County supes uphold pot finesThe Union of Grass ValleyCode enforcement fines totaling more than $200,000 on a single marijuana grow in Olivehurst were upheld by Yuba County supervisors Tuesday. Supervisors voted unanimously to approve $202,713 in fines imposed on Christopher Darryl Gomes for 149 … Read the full article at: Yuba County supes uphold pot fines – The …